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Logistics firm strikes deal for drivers to own trucks

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Sendy has unveiled an arrangement that will enable its drivers to buy their own trucks and join its logistics business. The logistics services provider has partnered with Hino Kenya, the commercial vehicle division of Toyota Kenya, and Tsusho Capital to provide trucks to drivers on loan.

This move is expected to enable its drivers to buy their own trucks and join the Sendy platform. Drivers who have worked on the platform for at least six months with a continuous track record and ratings of more than 4.5 stars will qualify for this deal.

The management said in a statement the partnership will empower more Sendy partners grow their business and buy their own assets. As part of the partnership a 10-tonne Hino truck will cost Ksh3.1 million, to be paid over 24 monthly installments.

Speaking during the handover of the trucks at the Hino Showroom, Sendy Managing Director Meshack Alloys said the company is looking for new ways to empower its drivers. The platform has opened vast opportunities for drivers and partners. The move is to assist drivers who cannot afford to buy these trucks at once.

“We provide demand to any driver who comes to our platform through the Sendy app allowing them make enough money effortlessly through technology,” Mr Alloys said. “We are now empowering our loyal and hardworking drivers even more through this partnership. Drivers who wish to upgrade to bigger vehicle types or expand the fleet of vehicles can now do so.”

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Hino Division General Manager Gerald Muli said the partnership will allow drivers to experience a truck that will enable them conduct their businesses without any strain due to the durability and quality of franchise they are providing. “We will also offer trainings and after sale services to help drivers maximize on what our trucks have to offer,” he added.

Recently, Sendy partnered with Yamaha to train its motorcycle drivers on road safety, in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents related in Nairobi. Sendy has also partnered with over 5,000 businesses to provide demand to drivers among them being Chandaria, Bidco, Davis and Shirtliff among others.

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